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  • Democrats’ Destructive Decisions Spark Austinites to Take Back City Government [Austin, TX]

    08/23/2020 7:31:19 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 13 replies
    Texas Scorecard ^ | August 21, 2020 | Jacob Asmussen
    There’s a pivotal war for power unfolding in Austin. Amid scenes of citizens forced out of their homes, iconic businesses shuttering from suffocating taxes, uncontrolled homelessness scattering across town, intensifying lawlessness spreading on the streets, and defunded police officers leaving their jobs, some citizens are now arising to take city hall back from the all-Democrat Austin City Council who helped create the current reality in Texas’ capital. For this November’s local election, 20 candidates are running for just five available seats on the city council. All of the incumbent Democrat councilmembers trying to stay in power this year are facing...
  • Trump Voters Now Wearing Hydroxychloroquine Necklaces To Ward Off Dangerous Liberals

    07/30/2020 1:55:54 PM PDT · by BipolarBob · 22 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 7/30/2020 | Babylon Bee
    U.S.—Trump voters who say they are being increasingly targeted and harassed for supporting the president have turned to wearing hydroxychloroquine necklaces to ward off Liberals. Liberals, who are notoriously terrified of the tiny white pills, tend to cower and run away in terror upon seeing hydroxychloroquine. According to clinical studies, Trump voters who wear necklaces strung with hydroxychloroquine are 63% less likely to be attacked by a leftist on the way home from work or the grocery store. "We didn't know what else to do," said local Trump fan Judy Jugglebumkins as she loaded a cart of GOYA foods into...
  • States Want Coronavirus Aid to Pay for Years of Fiscal Mismanagement, Not Coronavirus Fight

    05/29/2020 3:51:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2020 | Kay Coles James
    At a time when huge spending bills marked “coronavirus relief” are easily passing Congress with little scrutiny, poorly run states are asking unscrupulous members of Congress to slip in taxpayer bailouts to rescue them from years of their own fiscal mismanagement. In response, the House of Representatives recently passed a coronavirus relief bill that includes a half trillion dollars (trillion with a “t”) in unrestricted funds to bail out state governments for years of reckless expenditures entirely unrelated to the pandemic. I have the same reaction to these proposals that I had when I worked in government and people were...
  • The [bleep] Storm that is the NRA Today & How We Got Here

    07/03/2019 4:27:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 July, 2019 | Anonymous
    Many of my friends are calling me wanting to know what the hell is going on with NRA, as if I ought to know. But all I know is from past observation and from what I’m reading almost daily in newspapers or internet blogs. Mind you, I’m on the outside: I am not, and never have been, on the NRA Board of Directors. But to try to answer them I wrote this encapsulation. Here’s how the situation looks to me. If what follows is not substantially true or seems unfair, I hope somebody on the inside hastens to correct me....
  • Congresswoman Suggests Banks Be Nationalized [semi-satire]

    03/20/2019 10:20:50 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 March 2019 | John Semmens
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif), Chairperson of the House Financial Services Committee, asked Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan if the scandals that have plagued his bank "might prove that it is too big to manage. We see a pattern here. Customers have been abused and money has been wasted or misspent. Where's the accountability?" Waters wondered "whether the idea that banks can be trusted is no longer valid for our modern economy. Greed has gotten us into this mess. Maybe it's time the government steps in to run all the banks and replaces the profit motive with a more socially just...
  • How $137 Billion Strangely Disappears from our Federal Government

    01/24/2019 11:04:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Institute for Economic Research ^ | 01/24/2019 | By Veronique de Rugy
    In fiscal year 2018, $137 billion was paid “improperly” by the federal government, according to a recent report. That number sums all the improper payments by what the government calls high-priority programs. They are programs with improper-payments estimates exceeding $2 billion annually.If it makes your head spin, it should.Always the optimist, I have tried hard to find some good news in this year’s number. I have been tracking such improper payments for a while, and I am happy to report that, while they grew dramatically between their FY2013 level ($106 billion) and FY2015 ($137 billion), they haven’t gone up since.Now...
  • VOLUNTEER: $50,000 MISSING FROM COTTAGE GROVE SPECIAL OLYMPICS ACCOUNT

    08/08/2018 10:14:35 AM PDT · by HKMk23 · 15 replies
    KEZI (ABC Affiliate) ^ | Aug. 6, 2018 | Michael Sevren
    A volunteer for Special Olympics Oregon in Cottage Grove is demanding answers from the nonprofit’s CEO after $50,000 specifically meant for the Cottage Grove events appears to have gone missing.
  • Mali’s Desert Elephants, on Edge of Annihilation, Get a Fighting Chance

    10/29/2017 9:33:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 10/29/2017 | MARK RIVETT-CARNAC
    Mali’s elephants, Africa’s northernmost herd and adapted to life in the country’s harsh desert, were in desperate need of protection. The animals live in an unforgiving landscape southeast of Timbuktu, enduring sandstorms and blistering temperatures. To survive, they trek in search of food and water across what is thought to be the biggest migratory range of their species, more than 12,400 square miles. But it wasn’t only climate change endangering the elephants. It was also poachers. They were being slaughtered in staggering numbers as ivory traffickers took advantage of a security vacuum in the region, with 163 killed since 2012,...
  • How To Save the Elephants? Buy Ivory, Shoot Them

    06/11/2011 9:33:44 PM PDT · by Palter · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Carpe Diem ^ | 09 June 2011 | Mark J. Perry
    In the 1970s, Kenya had about six times as many elephants as Zimbabwe, and today Zimbabwe has three times more elephants than Kenya (see chart).  What happened that caused the dramatic reversal in elephant populations in the two African countries?  Terry Anderson and Shawn Regan of the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) explain in their excellent article "Shoot an Elephant, Save a Community": "Anti-hunting groups succeeded in getting Kenya to ban all hunting in 1977. Since then, its population of large wild animals has declined between 60 and 70 percent. The country’s elephant population declined from 167,000 in...
  • Judges orders trial for Argentina ex-president (Cristina Kirchner - charged w/fiscal mismanagement)

    03/23/2017 10:19:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    AFP on Yahoo! ^ | 3/23/17 | AFP
    Buenos Aires (AFP) - A judge on Thursday ordered Argentina's former president Cristina Kirchner to stand trial on charges of financial mismanagement. It is the first of several cases against the combative 64-year-old leftist leader to go to trial. A string of cases targeting Kirchner and her rival, current President Mauricio Macri, are clouding Argentine politics ahead of mid-term elections later this year. Kirchner is accused of ordering the central bank to sell dollar futures at artificially low prices, causing Argentina to lose hundreds of millions. She denies wrongdoing. Kirchner's defenders say she should not be prosecuted for a mishandled...
  • Road collapse closes Highway 41 access to Yosemite National Park at Fish Camp

    02/21/2017 6:15:10 PM PST · by daisy12 · 24 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | February 21 2017 | Jim Guy
    Highway 41 to Yosemite National Park is closed at Fish Camp, the California Highway Patrol and park officials reported Tuesday. Caltrans reported the roadway is closed eight-tenths of a mile south of the park at Summerdale Campground. The agency doesn’t project the roadway reopening until March 10. A washout Feb. 9 eroded the southbound shoulder of the highway, said Caltrans spokesman Cory Burkarth. Since then, Caltrans has had one-way traffic controls in place while agency workers inspected the roadway several times a day. On Tuesday morning, Caltrans workers noticed the northbound lane was starting to sink and banned tour buses...
  • City mayors create 'global parliament' to manage urbanisation

    10/17/2016 10:58:29 AM PDT · by Reeses · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 17, 2016 | Paola Totaro
    QUITO, Ecuador (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 60 mayors from around the world have joined forces to create an alliance dubbed a 'global parliament' to demand a more powerful role in the management of city growth and urbanisation. Speaking on the eve of the United Nations Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador, on Sunday, the mayors outlined a united vision in which local government would lead the global response to rising urbanisation. ... She said the feminisation of politics at local government level had already achieved more livable cities and that the group had to work for more women...
  • Why Pensions Are A (Big) Black Swan – Chicago’s Unfunded Liabilities Are 10 Times Its Revenues

    07/19/2015 7:44:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Investment Watch ^ | July 17, 2015 | John Rubino
    Why Pensions Are A (Big) Black Swan – Chicago’s Unfunded Liabilities Are 10 Times Its Revenues, 50% Of Their Cash That Will Have Go To Pensions. [ Full title ]. ... When talk turns to what might derail today’s debt-driven “recovery,” the big names and easy stories get most of the attention: China with its soaring debt, volatile equities and heavy-handed intervention; Japan with its stratospheric debt and science fictiony demographics; Greece, which needs no explanation; the developing countries with their weak currencies and mountain of dollar-denominated debt. And of course America’s triple bubble of stocks, bonds and derivatives. Underfunded...
  • California Is A Microcosm Of American Mediocrity

    07/01/2015 10:31:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Investors' Business Daily ^ | 7-1-15 | Victor Davis Hansen
    California keeps reminding us what has gone astray with America in recent years. The state is in the midst of a crippling four-year-old drought. Yet it has built almost no major northern or central mountain reservoirs since the New Melones Dam of 1979. That added nearly 3 million acre-feet to the state's storage reserves — a critical project that was almost canceled by endless environmental lawsuits and protests. Although California has almost doubled in population since the dam's construction, its politicians apparently decided that completing more northern and Sierra Nevada water projects was passe. So the parched state now prays...
  • Porn-Watching EPA Employees Earning $120,000 A Year Put on Paid Administrative Leave

    05/02/2015 7:12:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 30, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    An inspector general (IG) investigation found that employees at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earning $120,000 a year were watching pornography on the job and were put on paid administrative leave for almost a year before anybody tried to fire them. “Over the past two years, the EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG) has conducted investigations of multiple cases of serious misconduct carried out by EPA employees,” explained the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee at a hearing on EPA mismanagement Thursday. ... There are continued problems with EPA employees who watch pornography at work,” said Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah)...
  • Inspector general: DHS 'mismanaged' funds to address Ebola

    10/25/2014 4:58:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/25/2014 | Sean Lengell
    The Department of Homeland Security's independent government watchdog told a House panel on Friday that the Health and Human Services Department has “mismanaged” money and efforts to address a possible Ebola outbreak. As a result, the agency may have wasted millions of dollars on some equipment and drugs, while not spending enough on other needs. “DHS purchased much of the equipment and drugs without thinking through how these supplies would need to be replaced,” Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth said during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. A recent inspector general's audit of DHS purchases shows the...
  • State Dept. inspector general: More evidence of rampant mismanagement under Hillary Clinton

    10/07/2014 10:03:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10-7-14 | T. Becket Adams
    The State Department's Office of Inspector General has released another “management alert” detailing rampant mismanagement within the agency, much of it during Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's tenure. The inspector general’s latest “management alert” — the third released by the agency's internal watchdog in a little over a year — warns that the State Department’s management and oversight of grants has become a serious financial liability. “The management and oversight of grants poses heightened financial risk to the Department of State,” Inspector General Steve A. Linick said in a report dated Sept. 26 but released Sept. 30. Linick became the...
  • U.S. money is Taliban's No. 2 revenue source

    09/02/2011 10:02:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | David Martin
    It's no secret that war is expensive, but a report out Wednesday says the U.S. has wasted billions in Iraq and Afghanistan. More tax dollars will go down the drain unless the government makes big changes... Today, a blue ribbon commission put a number on how much has been lost not to violence but to mismanagement and corruption. Commission on Wartime Contracting Chairman Christopher Shays says: "We are wasting between $30 and $60 billion during the course of our engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan." Shays says $30 billion in waste can be documented; Everything from leasing four-wheel vehicles at "grossly...
  • House GOP targets the U.N.

    08/30/2011 6:25:48 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 23 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 8/30/11 | TIM MAK
    House Republicans are planning to introduce legislation Tuesday that will force major changes at the United Nations, an organization that the bill’s author has called a “stew of corruption, mismanagement and negligence.” The bill, by Republican House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, would require the UN adopt a voluntary budget model, in which countries selectively choose which UN agencies to fund. The bill is expected to be introduced on Tuesday, and will also end funding for Palestinian refugees and limit the use of U.S. funds only to projects directly outlined by Congress. An aide familiar with the legislation told...
  • Postal Service, ‘Hanging by a Thread,’ Suspends Retirement Contributions

    06/22/2011 12:07:13 PM PDT · by Justaham · 77 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6-22-11 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
    The financially troubled Postal Service is suspending its employer contribution to the Federal Employee Retirement System. The agency said Wednesday it is acting to conserve cash as it continues to lose money. It was $8 billion in the red last year because of the combined effects of the recession and the switch of much mail business to the Internet. It faces the possibility of running short of money by the end of this fiscal year in September. "This move underscores the need for Congress to make bold, quick and substantive reforms to the Postal Service. The USPS is hanging by...